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A FINELY CARVED WHITE AND RUSSET JADE ARCHAISTIC PLAQUE
Dr. Peter M. Greiner (1940-2013) was a lifelong collector and student of Chinese art. His passion for collecting was sparked by his father, William Greiner, who worked for the French government in Asia in the first half of the 20th century, where Peter was born and spent his early childhood. His family moved to the United States, where Dr. Greiner attended medical school and became a successful surgeon, while continuing to pursue his passion for fine Chinese works of art over nearly fifty years, meticulously amassing a broad collection of Chinese works of art. Dr. Greiner further pursued his studies of Chinese art at the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his master's degree. He taught Chinese art history as a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University and was a guest curator for numerous museum exhibitions, where he displayed some select pieces from his personal collection. Dr. Greiner was honored to present several times at the International Symposium on Ancient Ceramics in Shanghai, organized by the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics. Over the decades, as Dr. Greiner thoughtfully compiled his collection, he continued to greatly cherish those pieces passed down to him by his father. It gave him great pleasure to watch his collection gradually expand from its beginnings in Asia. The collection reflects his life-long love of art, and the individual works offered in this sale represent a small but significant portion of Dr. Peter Greiner's collection.
A FINELY CARVED WHITE AND RUSSET JADE ARCHAISTIC PLAQUE

18TH CENTURY

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A FINELY CARVED WHITE AND RUSSET JADE ARCHAISTIC PLAQUE
18TH CENTURY
The plaque is finely carved in openwork on the convex top, which retains areas of russet skin in the white stone, with two chilong confronting each other as they crawl amidst scrolling stems of lingzhi above a plaque on the underside that is carved in the shape of a sword guard with C-scroll decoration.
3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) wide
Provenance
Albert Young, Philadephia
Dr. Peter M. Greiner (1940-2013) Collection

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